Psalm 101 & 102: God Of Prayer
Verse of the Day: (102:1) Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.
1. God Of Perfection (101:1-8)
I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. (101:2)
King David of Israel learned the hard and painful way, before God greatly and mightily used him with a perfect heart in a perfect way for His glory and honour. David reaped the grave and dire consequences of his sins of immorality and murder, before God poured out His richest blessings upon his life, family and kingdom. Indeed, God is looking out for faithful and truthful people, who fully trust and obey Him, and growing in perfection and maturity, and doing His perfect will, and obeying His holy words, performing His great works, and preaching His everlasting Gospel to the ends of the earth. (Hebrews 6:1-8)
2. God Of Prayer (102:1-17)
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer. (102:17)
David cried to God in his distress and depression, as he went through almost like hell on earth, experiencing the loss of his loved ones and people, and the vicious infighting, and the bloody battles with his fierce enemies. Though David could never fully understand all that happened in his life, especially the tragedies and crises, yet he prayed and committed everything to God, knowing He knew best, what was best for him. David described himself as a pelican of the wilderness, an owl of the desert, a sparrow alone upon the house top, and his days were like a shadow that declined, and like grass that withered. David could only cry and pray to God, as no one, not even his loved and dearest ones, could truly understand and help him. Only God truly knows all about us, and our life storms and struggles, as we are made in His own image, and saved by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. Indeed, God’s ultimate desire is for His people to humble ourselves before Him, requesting everything from Him, and performing all His works and services according to His perfect and sovereign will, and for His glory and praise. (1 Peter 4:1-8)
3. God of Praise (102:18-28)
This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD. (102:18)
David knew that it was wrong for him to live for himself, and he ought to live for God and his generation, and future generations of the whole world that all shall know that the God of Israel is the true and living God. Let us therefore fear and praise God, and preach His Gospel, as one day, He shall judge the whole world for who we are, and what we have done on this earth. Indeed, may we be found faithful, truthful and humble before God, doing His perfect will and works, and for His glory and praise. (Revelation 19:1-6)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I can pray to and praise You all the days of my life.